Having a reliable platform is the most important first step in trading. The tools given to most, and I mean most, professional full priced brokerage firms are complete shit. I used to work at a big bank in NYC and their platform was a fucking joke. When I went indy and had my own shoppe, the clearing agent providing the OSJ will laughable tech. I was embarrassed to show clients the shit I was working with.
Now that I’m like you, an unwashed independent trader, I try them all. I happen to like Motif Investment (I don’t make any money from this fucking plug), but others like TD, Schwaab or Trade. Some homeless men I know trade from Robinhood. The millennials like Robinhood too — what a fucking farce.
How is the platform — be honest? I have no idea.
Some of my friends “trade” at Goldman Sachs. Those guys can fuck themselves.
Most professionals I know also pair a data platform with their trading, using Reuters, Bloomberg, or Factset.
There’s a shit load of stuff out there and I’d be interested in hearing about some website or service that’s under the radar that helps you trade too.
I’ll be out tomorrow during the day, escaping the house due to my aggressive attempts to sell the damned place, and I’m also heading to the beach. So I’ll let this post simmer a while.If you enjoy the content at iBankCoin, please follow us on Twitter